We all like to think we're in control (even though we can't even control our hair!) And, if we're honest, a lot of times we say we're trusting God, but what we're hoping is that we can somehow control Him by praying or bargaining or being good.
But God isn't our personal ATM machine, dispensing blessings when we plug in the right prayers. Sometimes His choices for us are painful. Sometimes, when we ask for what we want, His answer is "no"--not because He's mean, but because He knows all things and only gives us what is best.
Whatever you're going through right now, I pray you'll know that all God's gifts are good. They're not always fun at the moment, but they are ALWAYS good. He loves us more than we can imagine, and He is working out His plans with perfect faithfulness.
May you sense His smile on you today. Even if you have to see it through your tears.